Kilkenny hurler Noel Hickey is widely regarded as one of the best hurlers of his generation. A member of the Dunnamaggin Club he played for Kilkenny at minor and under-21 level. He made his debut with the senior hurling team in 2000.
Hickey went on to win 9 All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals between 2000 and 2012. He was also the winner of three All-Star awards. He announced his retirement from inter-county hurling in January 2013.
Noel Hickey was born in the year 1980 On This Day.
Photo by Florian Christoph